What charities can learn from one another

Join Charles Mesquita of Quiller Cheviot in this Q&A session with Jonathan Hill, Financial and Commercial Director at Rowcroft Hospice.

The hospice movement has been one of the great success stories of the charity sector since the first hospice, St Christopher’s House, was founded in 1967. The movement has become a world leader in palliative care and has shown a remarkable ability to adapt over the last 50 years. Today, the UK has over 220 hospices with a turnover of over £1.5bn, of which only around 30% of the funding comes from the government. Despite the remarkable success, it has not all been plain sailing. A case in point is Rowcroft Hospice, in 2016 the charity faced a significant funding crisis and was in danger of closing. In this session Charles and Jonathan explore how to turn around an organisation in a challenging financial position, how Rowcroft Hospice has adapted to the pandemic and how the landscape has changed post-pandemic.

Speaker details:

Jonathan Hill

Jonathan Hill is an experienced accountant and has worked with Rowcroft Hospice, as the Financial and Commercial Director for six years. He has over 30 years’ experience working and leading finance teams across different sectors, from property, technology and a long stint with an airline company. Jonathan has particular interest in transformation and turnaround projects and continues to learn about the charity sector through his work at Rowcroft.

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Presented by

Charles Mesquita

Charities Director, Quilter Cheviot

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